California: Plumas Pines and Longboards

The course that shares its name with Plumas County is enjoyable, especially coupled with other amenities.


Situated against the Plumas National Forest and the Middle Fork of the Feather River (also near Graeagle Meadows), Plumas Pines captured a position on Golf Magazine’s “Best Places to Play” list in 1998-1999. The walk to the driving range gives a hint of what’s in store with a handsome view of the first four holes of this Homer Flint course, designed in 1980.

Compared to other courses in the area (Graeagle Meadows, Nakoma Golf Resort, Whitehawk Ranch, for example), Plumas Pines is lined with the most houses and perhaps the least spectacular of the area courses. Considering the other courses are on the “wow” end of the scale–considering everything from views to play, Plumas might get an unfair rating just because of the nature of its “company.” Located even 30 minutes down the hill and Plumas might quickly climb the rankings.



Where Plumas is a cut above comes with its social and culinary nature. One of the best restaurants and bars in the area–Longboard–is just upstairs from the clubhouse. Golfers and non-golfers alike frequent the place, which increases the overall “package” appeal of Plumas Pines.

The Homer Flint-designed golf course features 18 holes at 6,504 yards, par 72, a rating of 71.3 with a slope of 132 from the blue tees.

Plumas Pines

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